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Live Radio Programs

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in order we are currently not able to do face-to-face programming. We would like …

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COVID-19 Resources for Families

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has many concerned and looking for resources. There are lots of resources out there through social …

New Paraquat Requirements

Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures this training has been canceled. New labeling of paraquat products requires that any person, prior …

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Beginning Beekeepers Course

If you have ever been interested in taking up beekeeping, here’s your chance! On February 27, 2020, and March …

Auxin Training and Winter Grains Meeting

Where: Iredell County Agricultural Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28681 When: February 6, 2020 3:00-6:00 p.m. Agenda: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mandatory Auxin …

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Growing Fruit Trees Workshop

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Time: 10–11:30 a.m. Location: Jim Land Residence, 25 Reidland Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681 Time: 1–4 p.m. …

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m. Location: Campbell’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm GPS Address: 27 Tracy Bolick Lane, Hickory NC 28601 Speaker: Bill …

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Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Fall usually brings cooler weather and changing leaves. So far the weather isn’t cooler and the majority of us are …

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Apple Time!

The topic everyone is talking about here in Alexander County is the heatwave we are still experiencing. Fall is …

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Honey Bee Swarms

Honey bees often swarm in the spring and early summer when their population increases rapidly and conditions inside the …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

The biennial Alexander County Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the County Administration …

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Feeder Calf Grading Workshop

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Harward Brothers Livestock Market, 2207 Turnersburg Highway, Turnersburg, NC Please RSVP to …

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